Cardiff Metropolitan University
Being on the 3rd floor of the building, the demolition section of the project was managed closely with chutes supported by towers into skips located in a compound. The design was the responsibility of the university and certain products were used to satisfy the proposed environment ie; non-slip Altro flooring.
Being an educational establishment, the project had to be undertaken partly within term time and within strict time constraints as the laboratory benches were to be installed on a pre-arranged date. We needed to provide services to the benches after their installation, and with having just 5 weeks which included the Christmas period, timing was critical and works had to be carried out outside ‘normal working hours’ to achieve this.
Our construction plan programmed all major construction work to be complete by the 24th December, allowing floor finishes and decorations to be undertaken over the Christmas break. Close liaison with our subcontract team/university proved successful.
The project was negotiated with the university and the NEC 3 Engineering and Construction short contract was used.